In contrast to the classification system that takes the condition of the skin and tissue into consideration, the classification according to types focuses on the affected areas of the body.
Type 1: increase in fat tissue at buttocks and hips (saddlebags phenomenon).
Type 2: the lipoedema reaches to the knees, formation of fat lobes on the insides of the knees.
Type 3: the lipoedema reaches from the hip to the ankles.
Type 4: arms and legs are affected to the wrists / ankles, i.e. excluding feet and hands.
Lipoedema can be very painful and restrict everyday life. A lot of women therefore try out new diets time and again, but legs, arms and desperation continue to grow. If you suspect that you are suffering from lipoedema, please do not hesitate to come to our surgery. We are experts in this area, can confirm the findings and recommend gentle treatment methods, which we can carry out in our Munich surgery. In some cases, it might be advisable to call in a phlebologist in addition to our assessment, to test for and ideally exclude any venous disorders.
Please find the following lipoedema checklist and our frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify the most important questions about lipoedema.